It’s the Fall, which means that wildlife are abundant in our area getting ready for the cold months by filling their bellies as much as possible before hibernation or heading down South. One of the biggest attractions of the Canadian Rockies is the wildlife, especially large mammals such as elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and bears, which are widespread and easily viewed in our area. All these animals are wild, so precautions need to be taken to not disrupt their environment and to not interfere with their activity.
The Canada Goose, native to North America, is a commonly seen symbol of Canada, easily recognized by its black head and neck with a white 'chinstrap'. As autumn rolls in and the air turns crisp, the Columbia Valley and the wetlands near Fairmont Hot Springs Resort become busy with migrating geese. Declining numbers in the 1950's and an estimated 1 million geese population in North America, has been revived with wildlife management. The Canada Goose is now flourishing and researchers have estimated there are more than 8 million Canada Geese in North America today.
Wine is a wonderful thing, but when you learn from Erin Dowsett, Supervisor at Mountain Flowers it tastes even better! Erin guided us through some of the best wines from Summerhill Pyramid Winery in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. The pyramid is especially unique as it is second only to the Great Pyramid of Egypt for alignment and precision and is used in the art of winemaking. The twenty year experiment at Summerhill Pyramid Winery has been proving the effect of sacred geometry with its track record of delicious wines and international gold medals.
Our golf team has been working round the clock to make sure Mountainside Golf Course is ready to re-open on Friday August 31. The course has been closed since the debris flow of July 15, when tonnes of debris was unexpectedly deposited on the course, affecting seven holes.
Acclaimed golf a...
The forceful torrent of mud, rock, and debris that came roaring down the Fairmont Creek on July 15th didn’t only bring muck into many areas of the town it brought new opportunity for Mountainside Golf Course. Last week, renowned golf course architect, Doug Carrick was on site to examine how to make the best use of mother’s natures materials to improve and redesign the affected holes.